India Test-Fires Indigenously Developed Supersonic Interceptor Missile

22/11/2015 4:01 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
In this image made from Indian Ministry of Defense, India's the Agni-V missile is launched from Wheeler Island off India's east coast, Thursday, April 19, 2012. India announced Thursday that it had successfully test launched a new nuclear-capable missile that would give it, for the first time, the capability of striking the major Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai. (AP Photo/Ministry of Defense via AP Video) TV OUT

BALASORE -- India today test-fired its indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.

The interceptor, known as Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), is capable of destroying any incoming ballistic missile. The interceptor roared through its trajectory at around 10 this morning to destroy an electronically prepared target which was fired from the Chandipur Test Range.

The kill effect of the interceptor was being ascertained by analysing data from multiple tracking sources. In April this year, the AAD missile had failed to hit the target missile during a similar test, the DRDO said.

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